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Adhesives – metals that bind for more efficiency

13 September 2016

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and 3M will study whether adhesives can be developed to join heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration components.

A new ORNL and 3M project will investigate ways to improve adhesive joining materials used in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. (Credit: ORNL)

Using neutron imaging capabilities at the lab’s High Flux Isotope Reactor, the research team will characterise novel aluminium-to-copper adhesive bonding materials at the microscopic level. 

The ability to non-invasively quantify the adhesive’s coverage and evaluate geometric pathways that affect joining strength could ultimately improve efficiency and performance when applied in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

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